Riders contesting the 2018 UCI Oceania Continental Championships and BMXA National Championships will not be required to wear their national jersey.

BMX Australia has today received confirmation that riders contesting in the 2018 UCI Oceania Continental Championships and 2018 BMX Australia National Championships will not be required to wear a national jersey.

The 2018 Aussie titles will run from March 19-25 and will be the first of two events to be held in WA, with BMX Australia formalising a partnership with the WA State Government to host the national titles in both 2018 and 2021.

This year’s event sees both the state government, through Tourism WA, and the City of Bunbury partner with the event. It will be the first time that the nationals will be held in WA since 2009.

Racing at the event will commence on Wednesday March 21, and will see the Oceania Continental Championships take place. It has now been confirmed by the Oceania Cycling Confederation that a derogation regarding the wearing of national jersey’s for this event has been obtained.

The decision to not enforce the ruling that riders must wear their national jersey will apply for all events in Bunbury from March 19-25. The decision has been communicated with the Chief Commissaire for the event as well as BMX Australia staff.

Riders will be free to wear a jersey of their choosing.

Elite/junior elite riders take note: Ruling regarding numbers on jerseys:

 Elite riders are reminded that they are only eligible to compete with a number on their jersey IF they have a UCI delegated career number.

Those elite riders without a career number – and all junior elite riders – must race in a jersey that does not have a number on it.

Challenge class riders may wear whatever jersey they wish, and will be permitted to have a number on their jersey.

Numbers must be affixed to a jersey permanently (i.e. printed on the jersey – iron-on numbers will be permitted). Numbers affixed in an impermanent manner (taped, pinned or any other way deemed impermanent by event officials) will not be allowed.

Riders are reminded that alterations/additional stickers added to number plates is not permitted.

For further information, please contact the BMX Australia office.

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